Call for evidence and knowledge partners from Africa on volunteering for the Sustainable Development Goals
This Portal will feature an Evidence Library that will synthesize evidence products from partners focusing on cross-cutting thematic areas such as youth, gender, climate change and inequality and other on-demand topics that will help enhance our understanding of the contribution of volunteering to a specific development topic. It will contain links to carefully curated evidence products –...Tuesday, February 18, 2020News
UNV and Voluntary Service Overseas strengthen volunteering partnership to help deliver Sustainable Development Goals
Both organizations recognize that volunteering for development can be a powerful force for change if inclusive, impactful and given appropriate support. Furthermore, they share a desire to promote quality volunteerism, undertaking research that articulates the diversity, value and impact of volunteering. UNV and VSO share learning and knowledge around volunteerism and the impact that...Thursday, February 6, 2020News
UNV, in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a Bonn-based development agency providing services in the fields of sustainable development and international education, were proud to host Pedro Conceição, lead author of the 2019 HDR, in a presentation of the report's essential findings. The roundtable event also included an interactive panel...Thursday, February 6, 2020News
East and Southern Africa, Kenya, Kenya, Mount Kenya University, UN University Volunteers, youth, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The main goal of the partnership is to enhance the capacity and engagement of youth from the region as key actors of change in global development issues. A selected number of Mount Kenya University students will be deployed for six months in various UN agencies in Kenya as UN University Volunteers to apply their knowledge and skills in several areas of UN peace and development work. The...Thursday, January 30, 2020News
In September 2019, the declaration, “gearing up for a decade of action and delivery for sustainable development” was adopted at the United Nations General Assembly. World leaders called for a decade of action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and committed to their own actions to advance the agenda.
Now that the Decade of Action is upon us, UNV is also...Wednesday, January 22, 2020News
Asia and the Pacific, capacity building, China, China, UNDP, youth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
While equipping youth volunteers with the necessary skills to help progress the implementation of SDGs, the workshop also encouraged participants to explore the interlinked contributions of volunteers in the context of the 2030 Agenda. This was done through knowledge sharing and leadership building.
Participants exchanged their understanding of volunteerism as UN Youth Volunteers...Wednesday, January 15, 2020News
This initiative is part of the Global Technical Meeting (GTM 2020), which will be jointly organized by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), under the theme “Reimagining volunteering for the 2030 Agenda”. The meeting will be held in July 2020 as a special event on the margins of the 2020 High-level...Monday, January 6, 2020 to Saturday, February 15, 2020News
The compilation of research findings launched in partnership with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports in India is an outcome of the India Volunteering Conclave held in August 2019 in New Delhi.
Over 250 stakeholders participated in the two-day event to promote volunteerism and youth...Thursday, January 2, 2020News
#IVD, #volunteer4inclusion, Asia and the Pacific, Lao People's Democratic Rep, Lao People's Democratic Rep, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
The IVD 2019 theme, "Volunteer for an Inclusive Future", is a reminder that volunteerism strengthens solidarity and inclusiveness and provides the opportunity for all to participate in the improvement of their communities.
In his welcome speech, Prof. Dr. Vimane Phoummavong, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, highlighted the importance of the theme, and Alberto Cuomo, UNV...Tuesday, December 24, 2019News
#IVD2019, #volunteer4inclusion, Ecuador, Latin America and the Caribbean, Peru, Peru, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
For the first time, the Peruvian government organized a national event to convene volunteer leaders from all 24 regions of the country to jointly reflect, learn, collaborate and celebrate volunteer efforts in involving individuals, especially those left behind, in addressing development challenges.
There is an urgent need for...Friday, December 20, 2019News